Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Postmaster General Asked to Take a Pay Cut

TV Station KXLH in Helena, Montana reports that U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) has criticized the Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe for accepting an $800,000 compensation package while many rural post offices face closure.

A USPS spokesperson responded by saying CEO's at other companies, which provide similar services, are paid upward of one million dollars. However, Tester says comparing the private sector to the public sector isn't fair. He points out that the Secretaries of Defense and Treasury both make far less than they would in the private sector and make about four times less than the Postmaster General.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is apparently standing by his salary, despite ongoing hardships for the U.S. Postal Service.

In response to the accusation, Donahue is quoted as saying, ""People can have opinions on that. From a stand point of my salary, I make about four times what a letter carrier would make. If you would compare that to any other organization in this United States: CEO paid to the front line, very few places is it anywhere near four to one."

Shown above, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM